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Second Round Concludes Third Round Matches Set For 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup


CHICAGO (June 23, 2010) – The Charleston Battery (USL-2) defeated the Carolina Railhawks (D2) to become the only lower division team to defeat its upper division opponent on Tuesday, June 22, winning 2-1 at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Charleston and seven other second round winners will face off against eight Major League Soccer qualifiers in the third round of the tournament on June 29-30.

Two hat tricks were scored on the night with Peri Marosevic, on loan to the Austin Aztex (D2) from FC Dallas, scoring three in the 3-1 win against the Arizona Sahuaros (USASA), and Chinedu Dike of the Portland Timers (D2) slammed home three in the 4-1 win against Kitsap Pumas (PDL). The only other player to score more than once was Rochester Rhinos’ (D2) Tyler Roselund, who scored twice in the Rhinos’ 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL-2).

In the third round, the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) will host the New York Red Bulls on June 29. That same day, the Charleston Battery will travel to face the Chicago Fire, the Rochester Rhinos will entertain the Columbus Crew, the Los Angeles Galaxy will welcome A.C. St. Louis (D2), the Houston Dynamo will host Miami FC (D2) and the Austin Aztex will visit Chivas USA.

On June 30, the Richmond Kickers (USL-2) will travel to take on D.C. United and the Portland Timbers will host the Seattle Sounders.

With the third round of games now known, the possible quarterfinal matches have been determined and are listed below. The quarterfinals will be played July 6-7, the semifinals will be played Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and the final will be played Oct. 5.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 95 consecutive years dating back to 1914. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SECOND ROUND RESULTS

No. Date Match Venue
17 June 22 Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 0, Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) 1 Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa
18 June 22 Real Maryland FC Monarchs (USL-2) 2, Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 3 University of Richmond Stadium; Richmond, Va.
19 June 22 Carolina RailHawks (D2) 1, Charleston Battery (USL-2) 2 Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
20 June 22 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL-2) 0, Rochester Rhinos (D2) 3 Marina Auto Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
21 June 22 AC St. Louis (D2) 1, NSC Minnesota Stars (D2) 0 National Sports Center; Blaine, Minn.
22 June 22 FC Tampa Bay Rowdies (D2) 1, Miami FC (D2) 2 (OT) Lockhart Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
23 June 22 Arizona Sahuaros (USASA) 1, Austin Aztex (D2) 3 House Park; Austin, Texas
24 June 22 Portland Timbers (D2) 4, Kitsap Pumas (PDL) 1 Bremerton Memorial Stadium; Bremerton, Wash.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP THIRD ROUND SCHEDULE

No. Date Match Time Venue
25 June 29 New York Red Bulls (MLS) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) 7 p.m. ET Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.
26 *June 30 Richmond Kickers (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
27 June 29 Charleston Battery (USL-2) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
28 June 29 Rochester Rhinos (D2) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
29 June 29 AC St. Louis (D2) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
30 June 29 Miami FC (D2) at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT *Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas
31 June 29 Austin Aztex (D2) at Chivas USA (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT California State-Fullerton; Fullerton, Calif.
32 *June 30 Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Portland Timbers (D2) 7:30 p.m. PT PGE Park; Portland, Ore.

* NOTE: Change of date or venue since original announcement on June 16.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP POTENTIAL QUARTERFINAL MATCHES

No. Date Match Time Venue
33 July 7 New York Red Bulls (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
  July 6 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
  July 6 New York Red Bulls (MLS)/Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) winner at Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 7 p.m. ET Univ. of Richmond Stadium; Richmond, Va.
34 July 6 Charleston Battery (USL-2)/Chicago Fire (MLS) winner at Rochester Rhinos (D2) 7:05 p.m. ET Marina Auto Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
  July 6 Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Shea Stadium; Peoria, Ill.
  July 6 Charleston Battery (USL-2) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
35 July 6 Austin Aztex (D2)/Chivas USA (MLS) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas
  July 6 or July 7* Miami FC (D2) at Chivas USA (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
  July 6 Austin Aztex (D2) at Miami FC (D2) 7:30 p.m. ET Lockhart Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
36 July 6 AC St. Louis (D2) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Seattle, Wash.
  July 7 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Seattle, Wash.
  July 7 Portland Timbers (D2) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
  July 6 Portland Timbers (D2) vs. AC St. Louis (D2) TBD TBD

* Game will be held July 7 unless both Los Angeles and Portland advance to the quarterfinal round, in which case Chivas USA will host its game July 6.

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